A contract covering work on 522 miles of roadways in Rockdale County will come before the Board of Commissioners for approval Tuesday.
Frosty, Santa Claus and Rudolph were no match for vampires in Olde Town this week as holiday images were wiped from some storefront windows to make way for filming of “The Originals,” a TV series spinoff of “The Vampire Diaries.”
The county’s challenge of meeting a total of $8 million in capital requests with just $2 million in capital funds was illustrated Tuesday night as department heads outlined their requests for a second time in the budget process.
As Rockdale County commissioners continue to tweak the 2014 budget, elected officials and department heads are lobbying to reinstate cuts from their respective spending plans.
Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett said he hopes a new pay and compensation plan approved for his department will help combat high turnover in a competitive job market.
The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners is expected to consider the purchase of playground equipment for Black Shoals Park at its Nov. 26 meeting.
Spending plan includes pay increases for deputies
The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners approved the first reading of a $58 million budget for 2014 Tuesday morning, while at the same time acknowledging that their budget work is not done.
Rockdale commissioners are expected to approve a contract with the Georgia Department of Transportation that will pave the way for improvements at the intersection of Sigman, Salem and Old Covington roads.
A tradition of worship will continue Tuesday night with the annual Community Thanksgiving Worship Service.
Sounds of the season will ring out in Conyers and Covington with upcoming musical performances that evoke the holiday spirit.